Replica - YA Review by Adam M

Reader: Adam M
Age: 12
Title: Replica
Author: Jenna Black
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub Date: 07/16/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book could use some work. First, the author does not explain the characters very well. Second, the author talks about three stages of the  world, basement dweller, employed, and upper class, but does not explain what the difference is, or how this came to be. Which leads to my next question, how did the world turn out to be the way it is in the book? The book mentions that the place where the protagonist is, is where NY is today, but never mentions more about how it  came to be this way. Were there wars to make the world change? It would also have been nice to mention who made the robot with artificial intelligence.
Memorable or Forgettable: The book did not have much action or mystery or unique characters. The plot was not very interesting. The book seemed to be about a girl that is rich, that has rich people problems, and adds a lot of drama to them.
Cover:  I must say that the cover did tempt me to to pick up the book because it looked like the book was going to be a science fiction book. Though the cover just seemed to show the city that the protagonist lived in.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest
Additional Comments: The author should give more information on the characters and the time and setting they are in.

tags:  science fiction / dystopia / human replication / ya lit

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